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Broadband Internet in Nevada

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Internet Access in Nevada

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Coverage by County

Nevada Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
85.3%
85.3% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
13.6%
13.6% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

87.6

35th

Broadband Speeds

91.0%

of Nevadana have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

71.9%

of Nevadana have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.8%

of Nevadana have access to wireline service.

20.9%

of Nevadana have access to fiber-optic service.

92.2%

of Nevadana have access to cable service.

92.7%

of Nevadana have access to DSL service.

Largest Competing Providers In Nevada

Coverage by County in Nevada

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Churchill 91.4%
Clark 96.7%
Douglas 93.8%
Elko 9.1%
Esmeralda 0.0%
Eureka 0.0%
Humboldt 1.5%
Lander 0.0%
Lincoln 87.8%
Lyon 74.5%
Mineral 70.9%
Nye 47.5%
Pershing 0.0%
Storey 48.0%
Washoe 98.8%
White Pine 0.0%
Carson City 98.7%

Internet Speed in Top Nevada Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Las Vegas 86.3 MBPS 29 Providers
2. Reno 84.8 MBPS 29 Providers
3. Henderson 112.4 MBPS 19 Providers
4. North Las Vegas 109.3 MBPS 23 Providers
5. Sparks 120.3 MBPS 25 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Nevada

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Cox Communications 109.7 MBPS
CenturyLink 59.3 MBPS
Stimulus Technologies 36.8 MBPS
Sky Fiber 15.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband 10.6 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Nevada, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

Nevada ranks as the 35th most connected state in the US. Already on the lower end of the spectrum, connectivity is higher in areas with denser populations, while it is lower in areas that are more sparsely populated. The most recently reported average statewide speed for Nevada was 62.2 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Nevada

In the state of Nevada, there are currently 133 internet providers. These providers vary in the both affordability and availability for the residents of Nevada. Currently, 193,000 people in Nevada do not have access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Additionally, 148,000 people in Nevada only have access to one provider, which leaves them with no options to switch. Finally, another 95,000 people in Nevada don’t have any wired providers available where they live at all.

The latest look at the broadband speeds in the state revealed data on Nevada residents. It revealed that 93% of Nevada residents have access to wired broadband 25 Mbps or faster. The data also showed that 91.8% of residents have access to broadband 100 Mbps or faster. On the other hand, 24.6% of residents only have access to 1-gigabit broadband.

Best-Connected Cities

Reno came in first as the most connected city in Nevada. This was followed by the cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Las Vegas. 100% of the population in all four of these cities have access to broadband coverage. In Reno, 71% of residents have access to an affordable plan of wired broadband. This contrasts with the other three cities, as none of them offer an affordable plan of wired broadband.

Worst-Connected Cities

The four worst connected towns in Nevada are Jarbidge, Mountain City, Luning, and Silverpeak. All of the population in these towns have access to broadband coverage, but none of them have access to any wired broadband. They also have access to affordable broadband plans that fall under $60.

Governmental Initiatives

The government of Nevada has put measures in place to further strengthen its broadband infrastructure. The non-profit “Connect Nevada” has been working to bring improved broadband to the state. Since 2010, this organization has been awarded $3,993,441 in federal grants for Nevada’s Broadband Initiative.

An additional $26.7 million was awarded to various broadband infrastructure projects in Nevada. It’s also important to note that since 2011 access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps has improved from 92.3% to 96.3% of Nevada.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Nevada Cities

Average speed over time
Battle Mountain 0.0% 10 providers
Boulder City 97.0% 12 providers
Carson City 98.7% 23 providers
Dayton 96.8% 11 providers
Elko 0.2% 10 providers
Ely 0.0% 10 providers
Fallon 91.7% 10 providers
Fernley 99.2% 16 providers
Gardnerville 95.1% 15 providers
Hawthorne 89.2% 11 providers
Henderson 98.0% 19 providers
Incline Village 99.9% 12 providers
Las Vegas 96.5% 29 providers
Laughlin 98.8% 10 providers
Lovelock 0.0% 11 providers
Mesquite 95.1% 9 providers
Minden 98.3% 13 providers
North Las Vegas 98.6% 23 providers
Pahrump 54.7% 12 providers
Reno 98.6% 29 providers
Silver Springs 60.8% 11 providers
Sparks 99.4% 25 providers
Spring Creek 0.2% 9 providers
Sun Valley 99.9% 15 providers
Washoe Valley 83.8% 15 providers
West Wendover 95.8% 9 providers
Winnemucca 0.1% 9 providers
Yerington 0.0% 11 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.